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by rxlexi
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St. Louis Sewers
Replies: 4
Views: 139

St. Louis Sewers

Interesting article re: cost to improve/fix the combined sewer issue that many of the nations older cities (including KC) face. Love the bit about the River Des Pere tunnel under Forest Park. There's a mention about KC's agreement with EPA as well, and the green infrastructure plan in the Marlboroug...
by rxlexi
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: New goals for Kansas City
Replies: 25
Views: 976

Re: New goals for Kansas City

Reaaallly cheating here with several individual goals embedded within the primary 5 below. 1. Streetcar (fareless) extension to Plaza/UMKC. Affordable, easy to construct, Main Street width should make higher speeds more attainable. Building on existing success. I would prefer further extension but i...
by rxlexi
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: New goals for Kansas City
Replies: 25
Views: 976

Re: New goals for Kansas City

To those suggesting that "regional" transit should be a top 5 priority - why? No sarcasm - what is the need or desire for such in KC? I agree it would be totally cool and would support any attempt at say, commuter rail, but I just don't see any need whatsoever, or any real desire on the pa...
by rxlexi
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: My wish list for the Northland
Replies: 25
Views: 2687

Re: My wish list for the Northland

If I moved to the burbs I would pick the Northland. The hills and woods keep it from being as mind-numbingly bland as the Kansas suburbs. There is no ego or sense of separateness like you find in Joco. The Northland is better connected to downtown and it's easier to get to "the city" from...
by rxlexi
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: World War 1 Centennial
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: World War 1 Centennial

I actually went to the Natl WW1 Museum last weekend for the first time in several years. Really an awesome experience, KC is lucky to have such a place. It seems they've added a number of weapons and vehicles since my first visit and fine tuned the flow, which was appreciated. It was rather busy on ...
by rxlexi
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 1997
Views: 90165

Re: beer.

I'll have to give Double Shift and Border another shot. I tried them both when they first opened and thought the beer was at best average, and space/branding was disappointingly generic/low rent. Double Shift especially is in such a great location I was frustrated. I owe them another try and an open...
by rxlexi
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 1997
Views: 90165

Re: beer.

Ha, thanks Shinatoo. The large surrounding complex of fenced in, dirt and gravel lots crisscrossed with small industrial buildings gave me that vibe. No quarry. Post has been edited.
by rxlexi
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 1997
Views: 90165

Re: beer.

Checked out the Crane Brewing Co. tap room in Raytown on Saturday. Was already familiar with their beers, which didn't disappoint - I think they're doing some of the best and most interesting craft beer in the city, but then I love sours. The brewery is located just off 63rd street in downtown Rayto...
by rxlexi
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC needs "yield to pedestrians: state law" signs at every intersection...
Replies: 23
Views: 842

Re: KC needs "yield to pedestrians: state law" signs at every intersection...

Nearly every parking violation you see comes with a low starting fine. Too many fines don't adjust with inflation so the real cost of parking and not caring goes down each year. Couple that with decreasing enforcement and it's no wonder there's parking issues downtown. I'm not sure this is true. In...
by rxlexi
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 4923
Views: 262025

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

In my talking with tourists for basketball and in general my new phrase is "you can take the FREE streetcar"....every one of them has said "oh it's free?" Yep. As I noted in another post, the fact that the line is free is unprecedented, and has elicited an overwhelmingly positiv...
by rxlexi
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3031
Views: 133696

Re: We need a new airport!!!

This really should not be something to be voted on. Don't we elect people to handle this? KCI is a horrible airport. It can easily be replaced for a responsible amount of money that will make it a better experience for all. Just do it. Why are we even talking about this still? The people against it...
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: New Condos Coming To Brookside
Replies: 19
Views: 1093

Re: New Condos Coming To Brookside

Everything goes out of style at some point. Then it comes back, or doesn't. Eventually the new Westside houses will be considered eyesores, as will this apartment building, as were the Timeless Homes Of Hyde Park (TM). Such is the way of the world. I'm not an architect, but wouldn't you argue that ...
by rxlexi
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: New Condos Coming To Brookside
Replies: 19
Views: 1093

Re: New Condos Coming To Brookside

Upgrades Throughout
Home boasts modern features, wood flooring, stainless steel appliances and private bathrooms.


I don't get it.

Private bathrooms aren't all they're cracked up to be.
by rxlexi
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Remodeling Town Pavillion
Replies: 95
Views: 9559

Re: Remodeling Town Pavillion

Mixx is only open for lunch however. Has always been very disappointing.
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Clayton, MO CBD Boom (Centene, etc)
Replies: 19
Views: 1768

Re: Clayton, MO CBD Boom (Centene, etc)

i'd almost rather see more slender, tall highrise stuff along there than these squat, chunky proposals that have been popping up.


Ahh, wouldn't we all, but for the cost. Have you been snooping around the KC convention hotel thread? :lol:
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 947
Views: 47590

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Charging a fare will result in lower ridership (but not lower than projections). Lower ridership means less vibrancy and economic benefit for those paying into the system (retail). There's also a capital cost for the infrastructure needed to charge (and it's not cheap). It also costs money ongoing ...
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions
Replies: 35
Views: 3449

Re: Acme Cleaning/Luzier Cosmetics Reuse Suggestions

I've been saying this for a while. The whole NE corner of Midtown has so much potential. It has the bones to contain some of the best urban neighborhoods in the city. There is already a lot of great things happening in the area, but much remains to be done. If a developer was able to acquire all of...
by rxlexi
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 947
Views: 47590

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

If/when streetcar is expanded to UMKC/Plaza, will the line remain free? The answer may be buried in this thread somewhere but I don't recall. To me, it is incredibly important that it remain free, which is by far the most unique component of the KC streetcar vis a vis rail (or any) transit in other ...
by rxlexi
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1452
Views: 107443

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

Say what you want about the bank building, but if it's not worth preserving, then there are at most a handful of buildings in Westport that are. The cynic in me feels exactly this way. There frankly isn't that much in Westport that I would vehemently fight to preserve - so much of the surrounding c...
by rxlexi
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1452
Views: 107443

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

Great to see more residential proposed for Westport. It may actually become a real urban neighborhood someday. RE: bank. While I appreciate the idea of saving a piece of history in a city that has removed so much of its built environment, that BoA building has been so heavily renovated that, to me, ...

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